The Kirkwood Call

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

November 5, 2019

Every night, she would lay there, eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come. It never did.  She wondered, is this normal? She assumed it was.  In middle school when her therapist told her she had insomnia, she realized that it wasn't. Anna Carmody, senior, has been struggling with sleep since elementary ...

6 ways to improve your brain

6 ways to improve your brain

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

October 24, 2019

As high schoolers, keeping our brains healthy might be the last thing on our minds (no pun intended). Clubs, sports, friends and homework are first priority, so there’s not much time to worry about the squishy gray and white matter inside our skull. However, keeping your brain healthy is important...

Sleep: a waste of time

Sleep: a waste of time

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 15, 2018

As the school year draws to close, students are more stressed than ever with finals, AP tests and homework. We have minimal time to relearn much of the year’s content for each class. Loads of work exhaust students and ensure we suffer late into the night. Getting a healthy amount of sleep is more difficu...

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

Anna Mullendore Getting enough sleep is vital for your nervous system, thus crucial to your concentration, coordination and memory. But when a student’s lack of sleep is due to early morning reviews, demanding classes and other extracurriculars, sleep falls down the priority totem pole. There’s no magic potion to passing that Honors Precalculus te...

Sleepless

Sleepless

Abby Christensen, news editor

February 20, 2015

The first thing I noticed were his eyes. His upper eyelids drooped, and he had bags underneath them. His voice was quiet and monotone, sounding faintly uninterested. He said the interview itself was difficult because he had trouble staying on topic and would forget what he was going to say. Zack Curtis...

May sleep be with you

May sleep be with you

Anna Mullendore, features writer

February 10, 2015

Important facts to keep in mind: During teenage years, biological sleep patterns shift, making it more natural for teens not to have the ability of falling asleep before 11:00 pm., according to the National Sleep Foundation. Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to take on their day...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
sleep